News broke today that, even after a rocky season 2, Fox has renewed Sleepy Hollow under new showrunner Clifton Campbell. I'm personally jazzed by this, as it means we'll be getting more of fangirl extraodinaire Orlando Jones on our televisions, and the chance for the show to get back to it's season 1 heights.
With Sleepy Hollow getting this pick-up it begs the question of where our other geeky network faves stand on the renewal board. Let's take a look.
Well, this one is easy. Back in January the CW renewed it's entire slate of programming, nearly all of which are fangirl approved. Arrow , The 100, The Flash, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries were all given an early vote of confidence and of course my personal favorite, Supernatural, was picked up for a records setting 11th season (as of it;s season 11 premiere it will be the longest running genre show ever, beating out previous record holder Smallville). As Dean would say: Awesome. We won't know about newbie iZombie until later in the season.
The peacock has been touch and go with geek shows in the past, canceling Revolution last year and constantly keeping the fate of Hannibal in doubt (seriously, being a fan of the show is almost as stressful as watching it). Hannibal does return for season 3 this June, and NBC has already given a renewals to Grimm and The Blacklist. Heroes Reborn is also set to premiere at some point this fall or early next year. The one nerd mystery on the calendar is Constantine. The show came into the season with serious geek cred and reasonable buzz, but producers alienated many potential fans be refusing to include the main character's canonical bisexuality from the comics, and not responding well to criticism of that decision. After floundering in the "Friday night death slot," Constantine was not given a full season order and season 2 looks unlikely.
ABC has been pretty conservative with renewals so far this season. Though a fifth Season for Once Upon a Time is expected but not official, other fan faves may be in danger. Perhaps safest in Agents of SHIELD, which has continued to gain creative momentum after a slow start in season 1. Agent Carter was a hit with critics and fans, but didn't have great numbers. Some say it's odds for renewal are good and others say to wave good bye. Me? I think ABC won't put its Marvel partnership in jeopardy and renew both, giving Agent Carter another limited run next year. The final show in question is Galavant. Again, the show had great acclaim but its rating faded after the premiere. Here too there's reason for optimism in my opinion. I hope we get a season 2, because it was great TV.
As noted, Sleepy Hollow has been renewed as of today. Gotham too was also renewed for season 2, as well as most of the Fox animated slate. Glee finishes it's final seson this week, and beyond that, there's not much of nerdly interest on the number 2 network.
It seems the bigger the network numbers, the fewer fan-beloved shows. That may change with next fall's Supergirl, if it;s picked up. Though Person of Interest looks safe, there's no word yet on the best Sherlock Holmes show around, Elementary . Looks like we need to call in the big guns...
We will of course keep the news updated as we know more about the fates of our faves. Until then, do you have fears and hopes you'd like to express? Didn't see you fave mentioned? Sound off in the comments!